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World heading for 'catastrophic' rise in temperatures

This year is on track to be one of the three hottest on record, completing a run of six years ...

France announces death of Valery Giscard d'Estaing, president 1974-81

PARIS, France, December 3 (ANI/Xinhua): Valery Giscard d'Estaing, president of France from 1974 to 1981 and a key actor in ...

People magazine reveals 'People of the Year'

A celebration of 2020? Many might think we should just hold our breath and say good riddance to what has ...

Investigation in U.S. mounted into bribery for pardons claims

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating a potential crime involving bribery and presidential pardons, according to court documents unsealed ...

Barr says no evidence of fraud changing election result

WASHINGTON, DC - Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud ...

Not the best match for ATK Mohun Bagan: Habas

Margao (Goa) [India], December 4 (ANI): Despite securing a win over Odisha FC, ATK Mohun Bagan head coach Antonio Lopez ...

China re-opens Tibet for tourists amid COVID-19 pandemic

Taipei [Taiwan], December 4 (ANI): As the anti-China protests in Tibet gain international attention, China re-opened the region for tourists ...

Blow for Pak as NZ Health Ministry refuses permission

Christchurch [New Zealand], December 4 (ANI): In a major blow to the Pakistan cricket team, the New Zealand Health Ministry ...

US condemns sentence pronounced on Hong Kong activists

Washington [US], December 4 (ANI): The United States has condemned the sentence pronounced on Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong ...

Italy PM announces new coronavirus-linked restrictions

Rome [Italy], December 4 (ANI/Sputnik): Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced new restrictive measures in the country for the ...

COVID-19 death toll in Brazil surpasses 175,000 mark

Brasilia [Brazil], December 4 (ANI/Sputnik): The number of people, who have died of COVID-19 in Brazil, has increased by 755 ...

Top four tighten up in standings at Epic League

The top four in the standings remained tight after group stage play Thursday at the Epic League Division 1 event. ...

Worldwide COVID-19 cases surpass 65 million-mark

Maryland [US], December 4 (ANI): The worldwide number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has surpassed 65 million, according to the Johns ...

US blacklist 4 more Chinese firms from military tech

Washington DC [US], December 4 (ANI): US President Donald Trump's administration has labelled four more Chinese companies, including Beijing's top ...

Knox leads after first round at Mayakoba Golf Classic

Russell Knox holds a one-stroke lead after posting a 6-under 65 on Thursday in the opening round of the Mayakoba ...

USAGM Told to Investigate Allegations of Wrongdoing at Agency

A federal office set up to protect whistleblowers has ordered the federal agency that oversees Voice of America and other ...

US Lawmakers Denounce Sentencing of Hong Kong Activists

WASHINGTON/HONG KONG - The Hong Kong government's decision to sentence three prominent activists to prison for organizing an unauthorized assembly ...

China greatest threat since WW-II: US Intelligence Chief

Washington DC [US], December 4 (ANI): China is the greatest global threat to democracy and freedom since the end of ...

Maduro says declare COVID-19 vaccines global public goods

New York [US], December 4 (ANI/Sputnik): The United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) should declare COVID-19 vaccines global ...

New Africa alliance aims to tackle deadly COVID infodemic

A new network in Africa aims to combat the "infodemic" of misinformation online surrounding COVID-19 and other health emergencies on ...

Outgoing US Intel Chief Warns China Seeking Global Domination

U.S. President Donald Trump's top intelligence official is calling out China, describing the government in Beijing as the most pressing ...

Online exam monitoring can invade privacy and erode trust at universities

The health risks posed by COVID-19 mean most Canadian university classes are online this year. As a result, some students ...

"China brought modern-day slavery into 21st century"

Washington [US], December 3 (ANI): As the world celebrated the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, an Uyghur American ...

UNICEF seeks record USD 6.4bn for 2021

New York [US], December 4 (ANI): The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is seeking USD 6.4 billion for next year (2021), ...

Playoff bracket set at DreamHack Winter EU

The final four teams advanced to the playoffs Thursday as group play came to an end at the DreamHack Masters ...

Friday essay: the singlet - a short history of an Australian icon

There's no denying the popularity of the singlet. The Chesty Bond, Australia's best known singlet, has notched up more than ...

Displaced Nearing 400,000 in Mozambique's Islamist Insurgency

PEMBA, MOZAMBIQUE - Aid groups in northern Mozambique say attacks on civilians have displaced close to 400,000 people during three ...

Council of Europe Tells Poland: 'LGBTI Are People, Not an Ideology'

A leading European human rights organization called out the Polish government Thursday with a memorandum condemning the Eastern European country's ...

UNGA calls for multilateralism against COVID-19

New York [US], December 4 (ANI/Xinhua): UN General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir on Thursday called for UN leadership and multilateralism ...

'Swarnim Sewa' launched at Hyderabad International Airport

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], December 4 (ANI): Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in collaboration with GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) ...

Speculations about closure of Mandis misleading: MP CM

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], December 4 (ANI): Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the speculations about the closure ...

Dominici death 'still present' for Stade Francais - coach Quesada

Stade Francais head coach Gonzalo Quesada said on Thursday the death of the club's former winger Christophe Dominici still weighs ...

France says Covid-19 vaccine will be free for all

France Prime Minister Jean Castex said government has earmarked over 1 billion for a Covid-19 vaccine.Castex said the vaccine campaign ...

At OSCE Meeting, Russia Blasted For Undermining Europe's Security

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun has used a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ...

Ioane to make Italy debut against Wales

Australian-born wing Montanna 'Monty' Ioane will make his Italy debut against Wales in the Autumn Nations Cup in Llanelli this ...

'I love you, Diego' - Pele pens message for Maradona

"I love you, Diego" Pele has written on social media, a week after the death of his "great friend" Diego ...

Greece Slams Turkey for Deadly Migrant Vessel Sinking

ATHENS - Greece has lashed out at Turkey, accusing it of pushing distressed asylum seekers into Greek waters, endangering their ...

Adolf Hitler wins vote in Namibia

While many Namibians have names originating from the ex-colonial power Germany, a newly-elected municipal councillor has overnight romped to prominence ...

WHO Europe Director Applauds Vaccine News, Urges Vigilance

The World Health Organization's (WHO's) European director Thursday called Britain's approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine "phenomenal" but urged Europeans ...

Ex-MAD Lions top laner Orome joins BT Excel Academy

Top laner Andrei "Orome" Popa joined BT Excel's Academy team after a season on MAD Lions' starting roster. "BTXL just ...

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Wall Street retreats from healthy gains, U.S. dollar caned again

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks waded into heavy weather on Thursday with gains withering in the final hour ...

Weekly U.S. jobless claims dropped by more than 10 percent last week

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. unemployment benefit claims fell last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday, even as the surging number ...

Asian stock markets listless, dollar drifts downwards

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia remained listless Thursday.The Nikkei 225 in Japan rose just 8.39 points or 0.03 ...

Microsoft expands its esports network

Microsoft expanded its esports scope Wednesday, announcing the acquisition of tournament event platform Smash.gg.In a tweet from the MSN_Esports account, ...

Clinical research firm with Irish base prepares for Covid-19 vaccines

DUBLIN, Ireland - A leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences ...

Powell concerned about rising Covid-19 cases as U.S. economy moderates

WASHINGTON, DC, (Xinhua) -- U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that economic activity has continued to recover from ...

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